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September 20 2021,
THE BIG IDEA
This week we take a look at two very different but important legal cases. One involves a woman who used MED during pregnancy and is now considered a child abuser. And in a California lawsuit, a retail CEO puts in writing what many in the state industry have said more quietly.
In the issue:
- A Florida 2022 REC push
- California retailer sues state for abetting illegal market
- Woman appeals charge for using cannabis during pregnancy
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Calif. retailer sues state for abetting illicit market
Health & Science
Woman charged for cannabis use during pregnancy appeals
- Congress watchers don’t expect banking reform this year, MarketWatch reports.
- Politico dives into Illinois’ messy equity experiment.
- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had a high school job running a mimeograph machine. “If we still had them, we wouldn’t have to legalize marijuana, because the ink gave you a legal high that was incredible,” he said.
- Unlicensed growers are stealing the west’s water.
- Ohio will allow MED licensees to expand to meet demand.
- PotCos are developing strategies for newer social media entrants Clubhouse and TikTok.
- Podcasts have become a popular advertising platform for the industry.
- Inc. profiles Rosie Mattio of Mattio Communications, one of the country’s fastest growing marketing firms.
- The Napa Valley Register looks at cannabis wine tech.
- New Cannabis Ventures’ Alan Brochstein identifies a subsector of pot stocks where he sees opportunity.
- The investing site also interviewed the CEOs of Verano and privately held MSO C3 Industries.
- In a lawsuit, a grower says a tossed cigarette cost him $40M in structural damages.
- Italy will likely hold a referendum on decriminalizing next year.
- Prohibition Partners is hosting a webinar today on the Japanese cannabis market.
Fun and interesting:
- An ex-drinker searches for a sober buzz.
The New Yorker
- These two graphs explain why the indica/sativa distinction is bogus.
- A new publication called Cannabis Passport calls itself the world’s first rolling paper magazine.
- “Stone(d) Fruit:” The Emerald harvests nine peach-inspired cannabis products.
- September 20 (9/20) was Magic Mushroom Day, a new psychedelic holiday.
- The cannabiz is a plot point on “Billions.”
- Colorado-based retailer Green Dragon, which has agreed to be acquired by Eaze, launched REC delivery in Colorado.
- MSO Ayr Wellness closed its acquisition of one of 12 New Jersey vertical licenses.
- California-based Glass House Group acquired a 5.5M square foot SoCal greenhouse for $93M, $25M less than the previously announced price.
- Cookies is opening its first consumption lounge in Fresno County, Calif.
- MSO Australis, led by Aurora co-founder Terry Booth announced a partnership with Eaze through an acquisition of Herbs dispensary.
- MSO Acreage exited Oregon.
- Carson Hoffman has been promoted to supply chain and production director at Thompson Duke Industrial.
- Dr. Gillian Schauer, PhD,MPH has been appointed the first executive director of the Cannabis Regulators Association.
- Canopy Growth Chief Legal Officer Phil Shaer is departing the company.
- Brett Puffenbarger is adding Beard Bros. Pharms to his numerous other gigs.
- Industry observer Rob McPherson had tough words for Tilray founder Brendan Kennedy and CEO Irwin D. Simon on the canceling of a grow and office complex.
- “The State of California went from spending six figures to lock me up for selling cannabis to providing me six figures so that I could sell cannabis,” writes Yarrow Lee Kubrin.
- @Swamiselect posted a video postcard from Ganja Ma Gardens.
- Mark Kingston shows off the hemp spray-foam insulation he’s developing.
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